After restoring this we tried to download DirectX, SP2, and various other things to come to the same conclusion.
The box would pop up not having a save to, open, or run option. It just looked like it was downloading. It also did not have a transfer rate, estimated timer, or a download to thing at the bottom. 5 sec later a window would pop up saying
**IE cannot download (insert files). IE was unable to open this internet site. It is either unavailabe or cannot be found. Please try again later.**
This is happening with every download. We have tried to download other browsers to try there, but no luck downloading those either. We are pretty much at a loss of what to do.
We have a compaq x07 gaming pc
Windows XP (i guess sp1 since the factory restore which didnt happen when we got a new hard drive and put that disk in)
Internet Explorer (which for some reason has lost its history option because everything is set up correct but it wont show a history of where all i have been today)
Now i did a google on it and it said that the Download manager may be corrupted. My main thing is i have no other Browser to download anything needed and our computer did not come with a floppy drive. It is a Compaq X07 Gaming PC. I am first off wondering if anyone else may have had a problem like this and if so what is the work around for it.
Answers to questions you may ask...Yes i am on administrater, Yes i have everything checked correctly on the internet security stuff, No there are no firewalls.
Another thing that bothers me is that the history is not working properly either. No matter where i go on here it is not recording it in the history section. I think i also may have a faulty IE, but cant fix that either since i cant download....AHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Sorry the post is so long, i was just trying to cover all the bases so the questions wouldnt get asked over and over again. Thx in advance.